Job purpose

We're looking to hire a hardworking, experienced Senior Full Stack Web Developer with a passion for building and scaling high-quality web applications. The role requires expertise in multiple languages, and the ability to see a project through its lifecycle from ideation to go-live. The successful candidate will need to operate on both a strategic and technical level – your work will make a difference to our business, and you will play an integral role in how our product and company evolve.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Design, develop, document, test, and debug new and existing software systems, applications and components.
  • Learn the business domain and participate in the requirements gathering process.
  • Troubleshoot, test and maintain the core product software and databases to ensure strong optimisation and functionality.
  • Participate in the agile software development lifecycle, including but not limited to solutions review, validations and retrospective meetings.
  • Utilise backend services, and expand our architecture.
  • Refactor, optimise and improve the existing codebase.
  • Use Test Driven Development and acceptance tests to ensure feature quality.
  • Engage other stakeholders around all tasks, evaluations, suggestions, schedules and technical and process issues.
  • Keep abreast of new trends and best practices in web development, and engage in knowledge sharing with the team.

Qualifications and Experience

  • 5+ years’ previous experience as a Full Stack Developer.
  • Experience in full-lifecycle product management.
  • Strong understanding of PHP, AngularJS, React, and Node.js.
  • Experience with JS-based tools including Bower, Grunt and Gulp.
  • Familiarity with version control systems (e.g. Git).
  • Strong preference for or deep understanding of open-source solutions.
  • Experience with PHP MVC frameworks (e.g. Symfony, Laravel).
  • Experience with Agile development practices (TDD, refactoring, continuous integration).

Key Competencies

  • Ability to work well in a fast-paced environment.
  • Able to work unsupervised, or with a team as required, and to collaborate effectively with other team members and stakeholders.
  • An almost unhealthy level of enthusiasm for good documentation.
  • Organised, flexible, and a self-starter.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • No ego – a willingness to pitch in and get the job done.